Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 18th Oct 2006 21:54 UTC
Slackware, Slax Slackware Linux 11 was released at the beginning of this month, which marks 13 years of continued development. Slackware Linux, while not the first Linux distribution, is the oldest surviving one, and is starting to show signs of aging. The first version of Slackware Linux was released on July 16, 1993, by Patrick Volkerding. More here.
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by situation on Wed 18th Oct 2006 22:51 UTC
situation
Member since:
2006-01-10

Trying to pass off Slackware was taking 6 CDs is a bit silly, that's like saying all 4 zillion Debian CDs are required for install. Unless I'm using a ton of different software, the first Slackware CD always works just fine, even with 11.0.
Otherwise I found the article a little pointless, but then again I get defensive about Slackware ;)

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fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

Browser: Links (0.99; Linux 2.6.13 i686; 171x68)

Guess firefox wasn't on the first cd ;)

I'm just kidding. I've never used more than the first cd for a slackware install either.

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situation Member since:
2006-01-10

Thankfully OSnews doesn't need a fancy browser (yet). Plus it helps for slacking off at school / work since Links looks like I'm doing something _really important_ ;)

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